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Archives for February 2017

Freightquote: A Killer Combo of Talent and Technology

Freightquote: A Killer Combo of Talent and Technology | Transportfolio


There is a lot happening in today’s world of ecommerce and the Internet of Things (IoT) that relate to the transportation industry, but it takes more than just data and technology to be a best in class organization. Successful companies in today’s marketplace are backed by supply chain professionals who understand how to move freight. They involve experts who understand customer needs and how to get the job done, all while providing an exceptional customer experience that will keep them coming back.
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3 Strategies for an Optimized Oil & Gas Supply Chain

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain


The oil and gas industry is vitally important; it keeps our lights on, gets our cars moving, and supports technological innovation. Because oil and gas supply chain effects are so widespread, business operations absolutely cannot suffer delays or disruptions.

Thus, optimizing your oil and gas processes is incredibly important, not just to your business success but to global functioning.

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3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio

logistics trends 2017

It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace. » Read More

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio


I’ve worked in the logistics industry for over 20 years. Lately I’ve been thinking about how C.H. Robinson has had a front row seat to more changes and challenges in international trade than most people can comprehend. We’ve seen the emergence of new markets, the impact of an increasingly connected globe, and the progress brought by a barrage of technological advances.
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NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?


Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in and discuss some of the top trade related issues. » Read More

Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day


Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day | Freshspective

Every Valentine’s Day, consumers head into stores to purchase flowers at a volume that is far higher than any other day of the year.
And, because they want to give their loved ones the freshest blooms possible, many Valentine’s Day floral purchases are made the day of—which means hundreds of stores around the country need to be prepared to have enough flowers on hand to meet their demand.
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Preparing for Our Future: Recruiting Millennials to Supply Chain Management

Recruiting Millennials to Supply Chain Management | Transportfolio


In last week’s blog post, I highlighted the need for a cross-functional approach to attracting talented professionals to the company—especially supply chain management, which is facing a talent shortage crisis.
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5 Supply Chain Logistics Outsourcing Myths

Myth-Busting Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics Outsourcing

What is Logistics Outsourcing? 

Logistics outsourcing is using an external supplier (3PL or 4PL) for logistics services a company cannot provide sufficiently themselves. Companies choose to outsource to save money long term, to achieve greater customer service, to achieve flexibility and scalability, to utilize advanced logistics technology, and to gain industry relationships.

Choosing to outsource logistics should be a strategic, carefully-made decision. Here, we have laid out five common logistics outsourcing myths and debunked them to give you a clear picture of what it is really like.

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